Lisa Lynn Masters has been found dead in her hotel room in Peru at the age of 52.
The actress and model, who made appearances in shows including Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty, was found at the Nuevo Mundo Hotel in Lima by staff at around 11.50pm on Tuesday,
Officials have confirmed that Masters was found hanged in the hotel room’s closet.
According to newspaper Peru 21, officials added that they had also found anti-depressants and two letters which revealed her battle with mental health.
Masters’ friends have now set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to bring her body back to the US and to help her husband William Brooks with funeral expenses.
“Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly,’ the post reads.
“Lisa’s genuine warmth, generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed.
“Lisa’s beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss.
“In the midst of this mourning, William faces daunting financial challenges, including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States.”
According to officials, Masters had been in Peru on a modelling assignment.
Masters was known for her roles on US shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Royal Pains.
She had been married to Brooks, a healing arts practitioner, since 2004.
Her agent had released a statement, reading: “As to her husband and family’s wishes, we hope that the industry can morn her death without details.
“In these darkening days, we hope those who have had the pleasure of knowing her will see how brightly she shined and will find that light within themselves and continue to share it with others – just as she would have.”